How to Understand Your Water Levels in Your Pool
Q. I think I’m losing water. My Water levels are dropping
A. First put a mark on the side of the skimmer faceplate with pencil or tape. Monitor this mark for a 24-hour period. If water drops by more than an inch, shut the system down for a 12 hour period and monitor to see if water drops faster with the pump on or off. If water drops faster with the system on, the probability of an underground plumbing leak is good. If water drops at the same rate with the system on or off, the probability of a liner leak exists.
Note: High wind areas, non-use of a solar blanket and backwashing are all things to consider.
Basic of Working Out the Volume of Water in a Pool
How do I work out how much water is in my pool?
Multiply the longest point (in meters), by the widest point, by the average depth. This will give you the approximate volume in liters.
Draining Water From a Pool
How Do I Drain Water From the Pool?
If you have a filter with a backwash valve it is simple.
- Turn the valve handle to “waste” until the required level is reached.
- Do not move the handle while the filtration is running. Turn the power off before moving the handle, and back on after, or you will damage the backwash valve gasket causing it to leak.
If you have a cartridge filter then water can be siphoned out with your garden or vacuum hose.